Methodist Charlton Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab Programs Certified By Industry Leader

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Hospital one of only 11 facilities in Texas with dual certification

From left: Barbara Lennon, RN; Mike Crayton, RN; Director Cardiology Services
Mary Ellen Humphreys; Cardiac Rehab Medical Director Russel Canham, MD;
and Manager Cardiac Lab Jon Aldama.

Methodist Charlton Medical Center recently announced the certification of its cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Methodist Charlton was recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care. The hospital is one of only 11 facilities in Texas with dual certification.

Cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation programs are designed to help people with cardiovascular problems (e.g., heart attacks, coronary artery bypass graft surgery, etc.) and pulmonary problems (e.g., chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD; respiratory symptoms; etc.) recover faster and improve their quality of life. Both programs include exercise, education, counseling, and support for patients and their families.

Methodist Charlton participated in the one-month application process which requires extensive documentation of the program’s practices. Each program is reviewed by the AACVPR National Certification Committee and certification is awarded by the AACVPR board of directors. Certified AACVPR programs are recognized as leaders in the field of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation because they offer the most advanced practices available. AACVPR program certification is valid for three years.

Founded in 1985, the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation is a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the mission of reducing morbidity, mortality and disability from cardiovascular and pulmonary disease through education, prevention, rehabilitation, research and disease management. Central to the core mission is improvement in quality of life for patients and their families.